Polysiphonia havanensis 1837
Polysiphonia havanensis Montagne 1837: 352
Published in: Montagne, C. (1837). Centurie de plantes cellulaires exotiques nouvelles. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Seconde série 8: 345-370.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Havana, Cuba (Mamoozadeh & Freshwater 2012: 329).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), living in or from Havana, Cuba.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Mamoozadeh & Freshwater (2012: 329) note that Borgesen (1918) described specimens from Bovini Lagoon, St. Thomas and America Hill, St. John in the United States Virgin Islands. They consider P. havanensi sensu Borgesen to be a well-described taxon in need of a validly published species name. Phylogenetic analyses of rbcL and SSU sequence data indicate that this species is closely related to P. binneyi and Neosiphonia echinata (Mamoozadeh & Freshwater, 2012: 329, figs 4, 5). However, these species are easily distinguished from one another morphologically. - (21 Mar 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Schneider & Searles (1991: 470) consdier that this entity is possibly synonymous with Polysiphonia sertularioides from the Mediterranean, but they remained “unconvinced”. They use the name in the sense of Boergesen (1918: 266, figs 259-261) and remark that a world-wide study of this and similar entities is needed.
This is a marine species.
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Mamoozadeh, N.R. & Freshwater, D.W. (2012). Polysiphonia sensu lato (Ceramiales, Florideophyceae) species of Caribbean Panama including Polysiphonia lobophoralis sp. nov. and Polysiphonia nuda sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 55(4): 317-347.
Moussa, H., Wynne, M.J., Hassoum, M., Salhi, G., Zbakh, H., Kazzaz, M. & Riadi, H. (2015). On the occurrence of three red algal species new to the Mediterranean Sea in Al-Hoceima National Park (Morocco). Botanica Marina 58(6): 499-509.
Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. -264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.
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